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>>> coming up, an american muslim leader on demands for the u.n. to restrict free speech. also a report on unarmed paid civilian peacekeepers. they seem to be successful, but -- >> you have to remain humble, and this is not a tool that fits every situation and that will rid the world of war. >> plus, how jews experience the joyous holiday of sikut all next week. >>> major funding is provided by the lilian endowment, an indianapolis-based family foundation dedicated to religion, community development and education. additional funding also provided by mutual of america. designing customized, individual and oup retirement products. that's why we're you're your retirement company. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernathy. good to have you with us. aas p as protests continued debates were front and center at the opening session of the united nations general assembly in new york. in a strong speech, president obama again condemned the video as an insult to muslims and all americans, but america rejects it. >> given the power and faith and passion that it can inflame, the strongest weapon is no
obama's cavalcade is about the only thing moving forward at the u.n. behind the scenes at the general assembly, things are at a standstill. this time, the special envoy and german foreign minister are in talks, but still, no results. >> you see the pictures of people in refugee camps, and you can only express frustration and anger at the political deadlock in new york. >> but some politicians and diplomats at the general assembly say it is not fair to condem the united nations for failing to act on syria. >> i think as an outsider, you always think, "just do something," but it is really not that simple. >> there's a huge humanitarian crisis. the refugees need to be taken care of. >> some ambassadors on the security council have little positive to say about the u.n.'s role in syria. they're frustrated by gridlock in the council and in the wider un. >> the fact is that so far, everybody has failed, from the secretary-general to security council. >> that view is shared by many people outside the un. with the crisis in syria deepening, faith in the united nations is being put to the test.
from so far away, it shows the universe as it was -- wait for this -- 13.2 billion years ago. the u.n.'s refugee agency says the number of those fleeing syria could reach 700,000 by the end of the year. some 300,000 people have already escaped to a neighboring country -- countries and the agency warns they are running out of time to stem the violence. the organization as appealing for half a billion dollars to help support the refugees. unhcr regional coordinator for syriza refugees says 3000 people fled the country every day in august. >> this figure -- it is a humanitarian planning figure. it is based on trend. in august an average of 3000 refugees crossing the border. in september, we continue to have to thousand crossing the border. we are forecasting to continue to receive and help assyrian refugees as the cross, but also an increasing number of syr ian of the juice already in jordan or lebanon who are coming forward to register. we want to make sure our humanitarian factors -- 52 organizations, agencies, and you go's -- we are putting together planning to make sure we have diaz
president obama is changing topics. >> the president will address the u.n. general assembly and he's expected to focus on problems in libya, the middle east and iran. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is live outside the white house with the story. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, mike and andrea. president obama has plenty to talk about when he addresses the u.n. general assembly later today in new york. there's the civil war in syria, the recent attacks in libya and egypt and the possibility of iran developing a nuclear weapon. but the president is not going to be at the u.n. for long. he's taken some hits for it. the president arrived in new york city yesterday afternoon and he went straight for a sitdown not with world leaders but with the ladies of the view. in fact, the president will not be sitting down with any world leaders during the u.n. which is extremely rare. last year he had 13 meetings with world leaders during the u.n. so critics are accusing the president of putting his reelection efforts ahead of diplomacy but jay carney pointed out the president
was the 7th secretary-general of the united nations. most recently the u.n. and arab league envoy to syria. his new book is called interventions, a life in war and peace. please welcome to the program kofi annan. ( cheers and applause ) >> thank you, sir. nice to see you. >> jon: how are you? thanks for joining us. the book is called interventions. let me ask you this. how's the world? >> messy. jon: it is messy. it is messy. jon: you have been following these events for a very long time. would you say in your estimation on the kofi annan scale of peace in our time to "oh, my god, run! "where would you say the world is right now? >> you're close to run. jon: really? more than in previous times, even the bosnian conflict, people were involved in >> today we have syria's problem in the middle east and the whole region. if syria has a miscalculation can really create a problem, we will not be able to handle. syria is divided. we know civil war is going on. the region is divided. and the security council, that supposed to be responsible for international peace is also divided. this make it ver
budget and the peacekeeping budget -- what you think the u.n.'s role is in global affairs? we will start with today's headlines -- here's the baltimore sun this morning with this headline -- we want to get your take this morning on the role of the un in global affairs. patrick is first in carnegie, pennsylvania, a democrat. good morning. caller: good morning. i think the role of the un has become bastardized because of the state of israel. all you have to do is go to the mideast section of the u.s. state department and you see and israeli presence in the state department with photographs of benjamin netanyahu and their flag. host: here is the wall street journal front-page this morning -- this is from the wall street journal front-page this morning. inside the paper it says -- and here's the picture inside the new york post of the president and michelle obama meeting with the latest from the view. jim in pittsburgh, pennsylvania, the republican line. caller: i think every free country should get out of the united nations. itthe muslims are not going to t along with anyone, so why try to
. >> woodruff: and we return to the war in syria-- one of the pressing issues facing wor leaders at the u.n. gathering this week. margaret warner sat down with turkey's foreign minister yesterday in new york to discuss the crisis. her report begins with a look at how the conflict has jumped the turkey-syria border. >> warner: as civil war engulfs their homeland, thousands more syrians flee every month. many of them heading north, into turkey. >> they bombarded us with aircraft and mortars when we were in our homes. my family and villagers fled to the turkish border. >> warner: the u.n. refugee agency estimates about 85,000 syrians are now living in camps inside the turkish border. they're among some 250,000 syrians who've sought refuge in neighboring states. 100,000 arrived in august alone, amid some of the deadliest fighting since the syrian uprising began 18 months ago. on the frontline of the crisis, turkish prime minister recep tayyip erdogan had harsh words this month about the outside world's response. >> ( translated ): syria is going through a huge humanitarian crisis. unfortunately
to have the two major candidates in the same city, a mile and a half apart. the president is at the u.n. mitt romney was at the clinton global initiative. the to candidates are offering such two sharply different visions about what to do with the mill east. mitt romney charging the president is sitting on the side lines and letting events dictate the situation. the president said the opposite. >> let me be clear. we cannot solve every problem in the world, the united states has not and will not seek to dictate the outcome of democrat transitions abroad. we do not expect other nations to agree with us on every issue. >>reporter: the president has not classified the attack as a terror attack but says this is an attack not on just america but on the entire mandate and values of the u.n. >>shepard: you mentioned that governor romney is in new york city and he and his are saying the president is failing to lead. >>reporter: they are hitting the president for the fact he was taping an episode of "the view" running today and did not meet with binyamin netanyahu. they feel he should show more l
in syria as the u.n. general assembly session got under way today. in his remarks at the u.n. today, president obama said the regime of syrian leader bashar assad must come to an end. he added in his own words if there is a cause that cries out for protest in the world today, it is a regime that tortures children and shoots rockets at apartment buildings. the president also had strong words for those in the muslim world who promote extremism. steve handelsman is at the united nation news in new york with more. steve? >> reporter: thanks, good evening from new york city. barack obama came to the u.n. primarily, of course, as president, but also as a candidate in a tough reelection fight. president obama aimed his u.n. speech at american voters and at most muslims who he said do not hate. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the u.s. diplomat who loved libya, but who was murdered there. his u.s. consulate in benghazi burned. >> there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there is no video that justifies an attac
,000 refugees have already left syria this year. in an address to the u.n., egyptian president morsi criticized the regime of bashar al-assad, but warned against international intervention in syria. >> egypt is committed to pursuing the sincere effort it has been making to put an end to the tragedy in syria. a framework that preserves the unity of this brotherly state must involve all sections of the syrian people without discrimination based on race, religion, or sex. it would spare syria the danger of foreign military intervention, which we oppose, of course make up in his final appearance before the u.n. general assembly before his term expires in nine months, iranian president ahmadinejad gave a more subdued speech than in previous years, addressing the threat of an israeli military attack on iran, ahmadinejad referred to israel as uncivilized zionists. >> intimidation by nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction have become prevalent. testing generations of older model prebendary the less weaponry [indiscernible] is now being used as a new language of threats against nations [indisce
. >> the conflict in syria overshadowed every other topic at the opening of the general assembly in new york. the u.n. security council remains divided over sanctions against damascus, which have been blocked by syrian allies. u.n. secretary-general ban ki- moon renewed his call for sanctions against syria. >> this is a serious and growing international -- that to international security. >> he said the council could no longer turn a blind eye to syria where he said the conflict has claimed 27,000 lives. u.s. president barack obama also condemned the violence. >> in syria, the future must not belong to a dictator who massacres his people. if there is a cause that cries out for protest in the world today -- peaceful protest -- it is a region that tortures children and shoot rockets at apartment buildings. >> but the west and its allies are still caught in a deadlock with syria's partners, china and russia. obama also stressed that chinese ally iran must not be allowed to create nuclear weapons. that is a position that germany shares. >> on the one hand, we are ready for in-debt discussions and negotiat
this morning." as president obama speaks to the u.n., mitt romney wants to know why the president is not talking to other world leaders. >> speaking of world leaders, we talk with the rulers of egypt and iran and also with president bill clinton. >> and the controversial last-second call has nfl fans and players outraged. so did last night's game seal the fate of those replacement r refs. >> but we begin with today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> more than 120 world leaders are in town, but the president is not scheduled to meet with any of them. >> president obama to address the united nations amid growing controversy. >> he hasn't set a meeting with benjamin netanyahu of israel. >> he did tape an appearance on "the view." >> he's expected to dissuade iran from pursuing its nuclear weapons program. >> do you think this election has the possibility of producing a change that will overcome gridlock? >> i think it almost certainly will. let me explain why. i think the president's going to win. >> the call on the field stands. touchdown. >> seahawks win in the most bizarre
yesterday telling the u.n. assembly that america will get to the bottom of the murders of chris stevens and the others. >> the attack on civilians in benghazi were attacks on america. there should be no doubt we will be relentless tracking down the killers and bringing them tobill: how possit while order in libya is still unknown? we want to begin our coverage now. greg palkot streaming live out of tripoli. what is the latest on this militia crackdown there, greg? >> reporter: bill, martha, we're getting mixed signals about that. we were just talking to our contact in benghazi. he said one of the key militias in that city is it falling into line with the government. we've been out and about here in tripoli. we visited one compound where militias were driven out by libyan security forces but there are new protests planned for here and in benghazi on friday. a sign maybe the folks here aren't too sure what is going on with the militias. amid new concerns some of their weapons are going into the wrong places. one militia commander says a lot of the shoulder-fired rockets that he was holdin
by name in their speeches to the u.n. general assembly. even so, both countries were clearly calling for support as they resist the spreading influence of asia's rising power. philippine secretary of foreign affairs albert dell rosario usualed countries involved to quickly agree on a legally binding code of conduct to ease tensions. >> to address this challenge and to arrive at a durable resolution, we must rely on the rule of law and not the force of arms. we must rely on the body of rules that state the dispute must be resolved peacefully. >> vietnam's deputy minister of foreign affairs resisted china's demands that the disputes be resolved through bilateral negotiations. he called on asean countries to work together. >> we should recognize the increasingly important role of negotiations. asean continues to play a central role in the regional architecture and promotes peace, stability, and security in the region including the south china sea. >> an important asean meeting in july broke up without a joint communique. the group failed to agree on how some member nations should resolv
to the united nations. over the past couple of days we've seen mr. ahmadinejad once again use his trip to the u.n. not to address the legitimate aspirations of the iranian people, but to, instead, spout paranoid theories and repulsive slurs against israel." now, they were there, a couple references, but not as much as you might expect about israel. they talked about zionism and the uncivilized zionist threats. that is what i heard. perhaps there were a couple more. it wasn't really, you know, let's attack israel at all. >> we're talking about ejust a minute's new president morsi. we know he has already visit d iran, and all eyes are going to be on him in terms of whether or not he really can control and rule his own country. what do we expect to learn from his address? >> well, you're right. i mean, in a sense he is kind of aligning a little bit many terms of iran too, but here's another man who could be talking about the economy and people who really need help. after all, don't forget that after the revolution, tahrir square where people in egypt really rose up and wanted to change during the ar
. >>shepard: he spoke at u.n. in new york. he said international leaders would want to preserve world peace must address the issue. he says israel is in discussions with the united states regarding the path forward. he pushed for a red line to stop iran, which he says will have what it needs to build a nuclear weapon by next summer. of course, iran has claimed their nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only. the fox report's chief correspondent is work the united nations today. jonathan, prime minister binyamin netanyahu is portraying this essentially as a fight between good and evil. >>jonathan: he absolutely put iran in the evil bracket. he said the regime is essentially the face of radical islam and the iranian regime would like to return the world to medieval times and the rest of the world is aware that iran has been a global sponsor of terrorism. to the delegates inside the general assembly, he put a simple question. i ask you, given this record of iranian agression without nuclear weapons, imagine iranian aggression with nuclear weapons. imagine their long-range missiles tipped w
? >> the annual u.n. media where rogue nations are calling for a new world order. obama snub key allies and skipped meetings with world leaders so he could be on tv. >> we brought cloth napkins as well. i want to be eye candy here. >> eric: new ad calls out obama for gabbing with the gals of "the view" instead of the intel people. dana is on deck next. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> dana: new ad by the super pac american crossroad look at obama's foreign affairs and preoccupation being on popular television shows. >> what did president obama do the same day of a terror attack on american citizens? he campaigned in las vegas. then at the annual u.n. meeting where rogue nations are calling for a new world order, obama snubbed key allies and skipped meetings with world leaders so he could be on tv. >> we have cloth napkins as well. i'm just supposed to be eye candy here. >> president obama needs to learn, being president isn't just about being on tv. and protecting your job. it's about leadership. >> dana: here is what the senior white house advisor david plouffe says about how he has handled
. >> not surprising at all. you see, obama doesn't have time for netanyahu. he's barely got time for the u.n., but he's going to squeeze in -- he's going to see beyonce, whoopi goldberg. he's going on "the view." i don't know why people are so surprised. it's what kim kardashian would do, and he's president kardashian, a celebrity of the united states instead of the president. >> the president's decision not to meet with the prime minister of israel when the prime minister is here for the united nations session i think is a mistake, and it sends a message throughout the middle east that somehow we distanced ourselves from our friends. i think the exact opposite approach is what's necessary. >> what do you make of the republican view that the president has no time for prime minister netanyahu but time for "the view"? >> prime minister netanyahu is not in new york in the days the president is in new york. the president's not in new york on the days whe prime minister netanyahu will be in new york. the president just recently had a conversation with prime minister netanyahu that lasted more than an hour
obama goes before the u.n. with a call for justice. but why isn't the united states any closer to getting it? >>> gop candidate mitt romney got another compliment from president clinton today. this time, though -- maybe not much help. >>> and it's been about 24 hours. and nfl fans are still outraged by a call made by a replacement ref in last night's packer-seahawks game. even scott walker pleads he wants the refs back. and hey, they're in a union! what will it take? let's go "outfront." ♪ >>> good evening, everyone, i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, obama vows he'll get the killers. today the president spent 24 minutes of his half-hour speech to the united nations talking about libya, the middle east and ambassador chris stevens. the speech, which was seen by american voters and viewers around the world, mentioned stevens 12 times. as the president paid tribute to him right from the start. >> chris stevens loved his work. he took pride in the country he served, and he saw dignity in the people that he met. and two weeks ago, he traveled to benghazi to review plans to est
revolution halted by the entire world. >> let's go richard roth, covers the u.n. for us. listen to the speech, it sounds like he's stepping it up, ready to be this world leader, world negotiator. is that fair that he's made the move from muslim brotherhood to world leader? >> reporter: well, i think he's still both things. the leader of egypt, decades ago, nasser and others, they had a prominent place when it came to the middle east. there has been this vacuum ever since. president mubarak had never even been here at the u.n. in the last 15 years and played a much quieter role on the global stage in the middle east. this is a big impressive debut on the stage. i think many agree for morsi, flexing his muscles. he was willing to be a global leader. he said to the general assembly i will adhere to all previous international treaties and agreements, such as the camp david accords with israel and things like that. >> richard, here's what he said about the palestinians. >> translator: just as you supported the revolutions, i call upon you to lend your support to the palestinians to regain the righ
on the city of homs in syria; the coming meeting of the u.n. general assembly; a genetic breakthrough for breast cancer; and three personal takes on the dropout crisis. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: the backlash against islamist militias in libya gained momentum today. the military named army officers to replace the heads of two of the most powerful militias. that followed the fatal assault on the u.s. consulate there that killed the american ambassador. on sunday, libyan president mohammed el-megaref ordered all militias to obey the government or disband. in egypt today, 14 members of an extremist group were sentenced to death by hanging. the men were convicted in attacks on a police station and bank in the sinai peninsula in june of 2011. six of the men were present for sentencing but eight others were tried in absentia and remain fugitives. a former police chief at the heart of a major political scandal in china is facing 15 years in prison. that sentence was imposed today on wang lijun for trying to defect to the u.s., and helping c
at the u.n., the palestinian authority and prime minister of israel making addresses soon. we'll take those live as well. one leader is making a fresh push for independence. the other will ask the united states to help prevent all-out war with iran. let's go to richard roth, our senior united nations correspondent. first, let's talk about mahmoud abbas. last year he failed at that same podium to make the case that the palestinian status should be raised as a state, that they should have statehood. now he's going to go back and say we want a beefed-up status for palestinians shy of statehood. what would that accomplish? why is he doing that? >> well, for them, it's another symbolic improvement of their situation diplomatically. it is a step-down from the rousing reception he received last year when he announced that the palestinians want their own state and they made a push for it. the united states blocked them in the security council. the only organization here at the u.n. that can approve that. the u.s. has veto power. now they're back to palestinians. something called non-u.n. member sta
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